Foreign pool report # 6 POTUS with the Emir of Kuwait

From: Nadia Bilbassy
Date: May 21, 2017 at 4:38:41 PM GMT+3
Subject: Foreign pool report # 6 POTUS with the Emir of Kuwait

Pool was ushered into the room , both POTUS and the Emir were seated and both of their delegation sat opposite each other's , Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah read in Arabic from a written paper while the translator struggled to keep the pace , often speaking over each other's .

The Emir who is a soft spoken person , could hardly hear his voice in Arabic . He talked about the Stratigic relations with the US , he thanked the United States for its role in the liberation Kuwait when it was invaded by Saddam Hussien in 1990.

He mentioned that the Kuwaiti people love the US and took the opportunity to invite POTUS to visit his "tiny" country .POTUS didn't commit .

He added that kuwait is determined to improve relationship and activate alliances led by the US in counter terrorism domain to bring peace and security .

He also praised the US in trying to find a solution to the Israeli Arab conflict , end the crisis in Syria , Yemen and Iraq .

The Emir referred to the President as "my brother" which is an endearing term used often in Arabic to show respect and fondness .

Nadia Bilbassy
Bureau chief
Alarabiya News Channel
Washington DC

Nadia Bilbassy
Bureau chief
Alarabiya News Channel
Washington DC
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